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22 July 2017 20:44 (South Africa)

Presidential hotline celebrates first birthday

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

Tuesday marked a year since President Jacob Zuma instituted his presidential hotline. 72,799 calls were received in this time; 57,375 of these were complaints. According to department for monitoring and evaluation spokesperson Harold Maloka, "The service resolves about 4,000 cases per week, which puts the resolution of all complaints to a total of 30,540." We dare someone to call the hotline and complain about Maloka's maths. Read more: Sapa, Times Live

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

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